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Created my first ethernet cable. Looks awful, but it works I guess

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  1. Windows7ge

    Windows7ge

    As someone who has made more than his fair share of Ethernet cables practice makes perfect.

     

    Some advice. Try to straiten the wires more before going for the crimp. You should be able to fit the outer jacketing inside the connector.

     

    Additionally I see you opted for T-568A. The standard you will see the most in the wild is T-568B where-in the green and orange pairs are swapped. Technically color order doesn't matter so long as its in the same order on both ends but standards are standard.

  2. GrockleTD

    GrockleTD

    3 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

    As someone who has made more than his fair share of Ethernet cables practice makes perfect.

     

    Some advice. Try to straiten the wires more before going for the crimp. You should be able to fit the outer jacketing inside the connector.

     

    Additionally I see you opted for T-568A. The standard you will see the most in the wild is T-568B where-in the green and orange pairs are swapped. Technically color order doesn't matter so long as its in the same order on both ends but standards are standard.

    As far as the standard goes, I just went with what it said on the box

  3. Windows7ge

    Windows7ge

    26 minutes ago, GrockleTD said:

    As far as the standard goes, I just went with what it said on the box

    How old is the box? T-568A still has its place in the world today but most new installations follow T-568B.

     

    I actually decided to look it up. It appears some government or other contract work can mandate the use of T-568A but it's mainly for legacy use.

  4. GrockleTD

    GrockleTD

    4 hours ago, Windows7ge said:

    How old is the box? T-568A still has its place in the world today but most new installations follow T-568B.

     

    I actually decided to look it up. It appears some government or other contract work can mandate the use of T-568A but it's mainly for legacy use.

    Not sure, but tbf it also included RJ-11 connectors as well

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